Bach: J.S Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovestky)
Beethoven: String Trio in C minor op. 9, no. 3
Cost: free (donations accepted)
Greta Papa is a London-based violinist of Greek-Albanian descent. At the tender age of eighteen and following a special audition, Greta was selected by Leonidas Kavakos to work full time at the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra as its youngest member ever and while she was still attending the local conservatory. Since then, she has been a permanent member of the orchestra in the first violin section and has also performed as a coprincipal. Parallel to her orchestra employment, Greta has also given acclaimed performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto, Chausson Poeme, Brahms Double Concerto, Vivaldi Summer and Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, all of which she played in both the Thessaloniki and Athens Megaron Concert Halls upon personal invitations from the directors of the Thessaloniki and Athens State Orchestras. Besides, she has actively participated in Masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal and Ulf Hoelcher in Salzburg Mozarteum, and also with Rudolf Koelman, Vanya Milanova and Angel Stankov in Thessaloniki. In London she had the great opportunity to work with Krysia Osostowicz, Martin Chalifour, David Alberman, Yosuke Kawasaki, Takacs Quartet, Bozzini Quartet and Christoph Poppen. Greta holds the Diploma in Solo Violin Performance (distinction and First Prize) issued by the Synchrono Conservatory. She also holds a Bachelor Degree of Music, Science and Art (distinction) by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2018, she relocated to the UK and received a full scholarship from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to
study for the Masters in Performance in Orchestral Artistry. After graduating (distinction) from GSMD, Greta continued her studies at the Trinity Laban doing a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma with teacher Stephanie Gonley which she finished with distinction. This year Greta has been granted a full tuition fees Scholarship to continue her studies in a Professional Diploma Course with Stephanie Gonley.
Peter Fenech is a Maltese born violist currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the pedagogy of British violist Roger Chase. His studies are generously supported with the help of the Drapers’ Scholarship, The Joan Greenfield Fellowship Trust Scholarship and the Trinity College London Scholarship. Peter completed his undergraduate studies in 2020 and was awarded the Trinity College Silver Medal for Strings for his distinctive contribution made during his time at Trinity Laban. During his studies, Peter has performed in numerous orchestral projects and notably in side-by-side performances with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Peter has performed in masterclasses with world renowned violists such as Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power and Krzysztof Chorzelski of the Belcea Quartet.
Miguel Ángel Villeda Cerón started studyng the violoncello at the age of five. He has performed in several key fórums in Mexico and around the world such as the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Wigmore Hall, Sala Nezahualcoyotl, Teatro Degollado, Musikverein, Festspielhause, Kölner Philarmonie, among others, under the baton of conductors such as Maestro Francisco Savin, Fernando Lozano, Héctor Guzmán, James Demster, Massimo Quarte and Michelle Merrill.
He has participated in several tours around the world including the USA, Europe and Japan. In 2011 he participated in the Chicago Youth Music Festival under the baton of Ricardo Muti in the Symphony Center Chicago. In 2014 he performed Arturo Márquez’s Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra during the Tlaxcala’s Music Festival and afterwards he was invited by the composer to record that same concerto for the special edition of Marquez’s Music.
He has taken upgrading courses in France, the USA, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, where he has had the opportunity to receive master classes from Alexander Rudin, Bongshin Ko, Emanuel Gruber, Richard Markson, Alban Gerhardt, Lynn Harrel and Vagram Saradjian.
In June of 2015 he earned with Honorific Mention the Degree in Musician Instrumentalist within the National System of Music Promotion performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
In addition to his activities as a soloist he is the first cello in the Mexican National Symphony Orchestra and the youngest member.
Since september 2020 he is studying a Masters degree in Trinity Conservatoire for music and dance where he was granted two scholarships, The Joan Andrews Scholarship and the Trinity College of London Scholarship.